It is time for Ramjattan, Nagamootoo to leave politics

Dear Editor,
A month has passed and our nation is yet to receive the results of the polling exercise conducted on March 2. At this point it is simply too embarrassing for our nation. We have a global pandemic to worry our heads over; this matter should have been resolved weeks ago; yet, here we are.
I must note that I was quite amused upon reading Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s calls for an international inquiry into “foreign interference” in our electoral process. In the recent edition of his Guyana Chronicle column, “My Turn”, he expressed his belief that “foreign electoral engineers and their local lackeys” have attempted to “dislodge a democratically elected government”.
Bewildered as I was, my mind was taken back to March 5th, when Mr Khemraj Ramjattan made the allegation of the PPP colluding with foreign powers to interfere in the elections. The Prime Ministerial hopeful claimed that a Libyan, an American, as well as a Russian were arrested and later deported after their “intelligence realized that there was some conspiracy to tap into GECOM’s computer system”. He added that a Russian-American was still “on the run”. He continued by claiming that Mr Bharrat Jagdeo was speaking directly to the Russians by phone.
I would go on and ask why these nationals were not tried in court before being deported, but that would be aimless. It was almost too painful to watch him (Ramjattan) make this hilarious allegation, which was clearly fed to him. While I did chuckle, at the same time, it made me realize that this is what his political career has been reduced to.
The same can be said about Mr. Nagamootoo. These were two individuals who claimed to fighting hard for the people of this country since the inception of the AFC. Now can we really call them anything but “yes men” of the PNC? I beseech these two individuals to revisit their memories of growing up under the dictatorship of the late Forbes Burnham and knowing the franchises of individuals disregarded by fraudulent electoral processes.
Both Ramjattan and Nagamootoo were followers of the late Cheddi Jagan as he fought against injustice in Guyana. Have their political careers been reduced to this: pathetically masquerading the lies that have been fed to them by the PNC?
Moreover, the AFC (led by Ramjattan) is now calling for power sharing with the PPP, while still parading the claim that the coalition won our election. It seems to me that they have realized their loss and are desperately trying to grasp on to power.
Parading these claims of foreign interference and who won is only going to feed the blind coalition followers’ hostility. Can’t Nagamootoo and Ramjattan see that they will only indirectly contribute to the political divide in this country? It is disappointing, especially since these are two individuals who braved a dictatorship in the past.
To me, when they leave office, their political careers would be reduced to an embarrassing but pathetic footnote in the history of Guyana’s politics. I strongly advise the two of them, after this election’s fiasco wraps up, to leave the field of politics entirely.
We’ve seen them enter the political arena and we have seen what power can do to them; or, in this case, say what will keep you in power. We’ve had enough of them; they both are qualified professionals, so let them actually contribute positively to our country’s wellbeing.
If the two of them had any desire to salvage what is left of their political careers, they would have come out, like their contemporary Dominic Gaskin, and condemned the now widely believed to be fraudulent results for Region 4, originally declared by Clairmont Mingo.
They could have even joined C.N. Sharma of the Justice For All Party and called for a recount. Yet they have stayed mum on the matter, only clearing up any doubts in mind that they are charlatans for the PNC.

Yours faithfully,
Nikhil Sankar

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The AFC and Khemraj Ramjattan operated as a CBJ version of the PPP-dominance of the leader. Failure to induce new ideas and thoughts.

Moses Nagamootoo has the opinion he is Guyana's senoir politician and he has a following. With that in mind, he railroaded the AFC into believing he could be a partner with the PNC and negotiate political stances. The PNC is only about ehnicity.

CBJ is believed to have fought against injustices. I doan ever remember him doing that. The movement GUARD was the organization that tried to do that. CBJ realizing he was being left out, used senoir politician status and infiltrate the leadership of the organization and destroyed its motives. Replaced as CIVIC just as he did to the MPCA with GIWU and the BGEIA which lost its interactions with the Indian communities with creation of PAC/PPP. 

This supposed great leadership of CBJ failed miserably to forsee the fiasco that were are faced with today. And even his two protogees, Ramjattan and Nagamootoo failed to see it too, even Jagdeo failed to see it too.

What does that say about Cheddie B. Jagan.

 

seignet posted:

The AFC and Khemraj Ramjattan operated as a CBJ version of the PPP-dominance of the leader. Failure to induce new ideas and thoughts.

Moses Nagamootoo has the opinion he is Guyana's senoir politician and he has a following. With that in mind, he railroaded the AFC into believing he could be a partner with the PNC and negotiate political stances. The PNC is only about ehnicity.

CBJ is believed to have fought against injustices. I doan ever remember him doing that. The movement GUARD was the organization that tried to do that. CBJ realizing he was being left out, used senoir politician status and infiltrate the leadership of the organization and destroyed its motives. Replaced as CIVIC just as he did to the MPCA with GIWU and the BGEIA which lost its interactions with the Indian communities with creation of PAC/PPP. 

This supposed great leadership of CBJ failed miserably to forsee the fiasco that were are faced with today. And even his two protogees, Ramjattan and Nagamootoo failed to see it too, even Jagdeo failed to see it too.

What does that say about Cheddie B. Jagan.

 

Siggy, that's your interpretation. You're entitled to it. Bearing in mind there are other interpretations.

Nothing conjured up. CBJ in his book the West on Trial said it all about the MPCA and the BGEIA. On the the BGEIA, he was the first to claim the leadership was preduiced. On the GUARD movement, Paul Tennesse was vocal about his actions and splitting of the movement. Proof of their ignorance towards Sam Hinds, juss ask any black person.

Nagamootoo claims he was to be selected the President for a PPP government.

Ramjattan is an arrogant person, just as CBJ.

Jagdeo is not a Patriot, if he were, he be a statesman and find a solution. All he wants is to govern because he claims he has the majority of votes.

Ramakant-P posted:
kp posted:

After a successful vote count for the PPP, they will have to graze in the dry pasture.  Political Garbage.

That is the reason for the delay. They are afraid of a PPP win.

They are also afraid of a backlash from Caricom Leaders who supported them in the past but are not supporting them now.

Rama, all of that do not mean anything to a desperate ppl. Individuals that have respect for law and order finds a solution to complecated issue.

With Interantional help, Afro-Guyanese governed for 28 years.

With International help the Indo-Guyanese governed for 23 years.

About even.

International players have nothing substantive to offer as a solution to Guyanese dilemma. It is very serious, juss read comments on scocial media. 

Many have siad, the ballot is not the answer. Cheedie son said so, Cheddie himseld paid lip service to it, Granger said so. 

This is the time for it.

cain posted:

He was a good dentist?

In a 2007 video interview at Freedom House,  JJ said Cheddi was very upset at Indians parents  asking him to place gold on their daughter's  teeth before marriage. He had to grind and destroy good teeth to fit the gold caps, that would eventually got infected by trapping food particles.  

She also said, one of their best non political achievements as a couple, was teaching Indian parents, by showing them magazines of women with attractive  original teeth and discouraging them from  the gold caps.  

Ramjattan and Nagamootoo could step away from politics now and live comfortably. Can't say if their private practices would be of any use to either at this point. But the election results are not yet in so I suppose they just have to stick around in the event of an APNU win.  Even so, scraps thrown to them by Granger would be sufficient. As I see it, they both have no say in this coalation Govt. Never did. But drowning rats would clutch at any straw.

Sheik101 posted:

Ramjattan and Nagamootoo could step away from politics now and live comfortably. Can't say if their private practices would be of any use to either at this point. But the election results are not yet in so I suppose they just have to stick around in the event of an APNU win.  Even so, scraps thrown to them by Granger would be sufficient. As I see it, they both have no say in this coalation Govt. Never did. But drowning rats would clutch at any straw.

Regarding lawyers in Guyana, politics does play a part in them getting clients.  We wanted to buy a building and told the seller to see  a lawyer who will process the documents for free. But politically, the seller did not like the lawyer and went to another, where  they  had to pay.

I don't believe Nagamootoo and Ramjattan are concerned about  returning to their practice full time, if they are no longer in the government. They served long enough for a good pension.  

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